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Pine Creek Movie--Union Carbide Corporation




Description: Opened in 1918, Union Carbide’s Pine Creek Mine was once the largest tungsten producer in the United States. Located in the Eastern Sierra, northwest of Bishop, California. In its heyday (1940 – 1990) the mine produced 162,000,000 tons of ore and 8,350,000 20-pound “units” of tungsten oxide with a total value of more than $400,000,000. As well, Pine Creek produced approximately $30,000,000 worth of molybdenum and silver. During World War 2, the mine became an important player in the war effort by supplying tanks with tungsten armor plating and armor-piercing projectiles.

Source: 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm

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Digitized by the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP).


Run time 00:17:10
Audio/Visual Sound, Color
Language English
Contact Information Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant Street, Independence, CA 93526, Telephone: (760) 878-0258, email: ecmuseum@inyocounty.us, http://www.inyocounty.us/ecmsite/

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Reviewer: sierranative - - April 20, 2015
Subject: Wonderful in its time, not any more
Too bad now that if you want to go up there. There is an angry caretaker who will chase you off with a 12 gauge, sad to see this large job creator for the eastern sierra sit in emptiness to rot under poor management.
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